Regions / Syria
What has been largely been reported as a civil war in Syria is, in fact, no such thing.
There is little to no discussion about the role U.S. allies have played in fueling a sectarian war in the Middle East.
The treasures of Syria's history are under attack from the military, rebels, and looters.
Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.
In our strategic dialogue on Syria, Islam Qasem argues that the United States and other countries should stop making excuses and intervene to save Syrian civilians.
In our strategic dialogue on Syria, Phyllis Bennis argues that military intervention would only make a civil war that much worse.
Islam Qasem and Phyllis Bennis square off on the question of military intervention in Syria.
Defectors are leaking from the Assad regime as if it were a sieve.
States acquire WMD both for national security and to ensure that the ruling regime survives.
His image isn't bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.